Concrete Construction magazine recently named UMKC School of Computing and Engineering Assistant Professor John Kevern as one of the five Most Influential People in the concrete industry. Kevern, a LEED-accredited professional who was selected for changing the way pervious concrete is specified and tested, appeared in the magazine’s January 2012 issue. Unlike traditional concrete, pervious concrete contains little or no sand and features craters that capture rainwater, allowing it to seep into the ground and reduce stormwater run-off. Building upon this knowledge, Kevern has conducted several nationally-funded research projects and introduced the technology to UMKC. See UMatters and UMKC Press Release for full story.